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I want to know if snoring is a health challenge and how can one take care of that issue?

I want to know if snoring is a health challenge and how can one take care of that issue?

Snoring: You should have your doctor arrange for you to have a sleep study. The result will decide what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What are the worst health challenges for seniors?

What are the worst health challenges for seniors?

Several: It all depends on the health problems the seniors have. They may have problems with. Cognition, visual and hearing problems, incordination, decreasing motor skills, loss of independence, depression - these are some of the things they face in late life. ...Read more

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What are health challenges faced by people with rural lifestyles?

What are health challenges faced by people with rural lifestyles?

Rural Life style: In the Journey of Life, some people have chosen Rural Lifestyle.
At some point in our life, people enjoyed City Lifestyle and had Specialist medical care when there was need.
Some Health problems were due to air pollution, water pollution, traffic congestion, and Rush life style.
Less Specialist medical care in rural area is a health challenge.
Peace and Spirituality in rural area is a Blessing! ...Read more

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What specific health challenges face blind people?

What specific health challenges face blind people?

Sleep, falls, meds: Totally blind people have difficulty controlling the sleep-wake cycle, since some light is needed for melatonin regulation. Totally and partially blind have problems with falls and other injuries, as will as loss of independence with activities of daily living. Self-dosing medications is especially problematic for the blind, namely insulin injections. ...Read more

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What are the health challenges of cerebral palsy?

What are the health challenges of cerebral palsy?

Depends on severity: Children with mild CP may be as healthy as typically developing children, just with some motor disability. Children with severe CP often have swallowing problems that can lead to undernutrition and aspiration. They can have recurrent respiratory problems. They can also have gastroesophageal reflux and constipation. ...Read more

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What are the current reproductive health challenges in africa?

What are the current reproductive health challenges in africa?

Africa: My votes would be, in no particular order: rampant HIV infection throughout africa, lack of access to female contraception allowing women control over family size, and lack of availability/cost/cultural barriers to prenatal care for pregnant women. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my newborn is situs inversus and possibly has pcd, what are the long term health challenges ahead?

What do you suggest if my newborn is situs inversus and possibly has pcd, what are the long term health challenges ahead?

Recurrent infections: If there is situs inversus only, no long term problems
if PCD is associated then recurrent sinus and lung infections, functional problems in tubular organs such as uterine tubes, spermatic cord leading to infertility, exocrine gland functional problems such as cholestasis, salivary gland pathologies can be expected. Every patient is different with very variable presentations of the spectrum ...Read more

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Have you been challenged by trying to find a health setting that balanced compassion and competence? What did you do for your family?

Have you been challenged by trying to find a health setting that balanced compassion and competence? What did you do for your family?

Try a slow-paced...: If looking for a doctor who has the time and patience to listen to a patient's story, to take into account all the medical & non-medical issues, and to provide thorough care, one must find an experienced doctor in a slow-paced office setting. Unfortunately in modern american medicine, that setting is going extinct. Physicians face this same situation when looking for care for their family members. ...Read more

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What is the biggest challenges facing the health care delivery system today?

What is the biggest challenges facing the health care delivery system today?

System Broke (n): Let's see...We spend more than any other country in the world per capita on healthcare (18% of gdp, twice that of japan), 50% of which is spent on only 5% of the population, our life expectancy is ~30th in the world, 40% of our population is un (der)insured, and the who lists us as the 37th best country for care, just behind costa rica! Why? Only 5% of our healthcare $$ are spent on prevention. ...Read more

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I was assigned to find out about education requirements, licenses and certifications, salary ranges, and job opportunities for three different jobs in the health profession field. What are the positive aspects and the challenges in healthcare?

I was assigned to find out about education requirements, licenses and certifications, salary ranges, and job opportunities for three different jobs in the health profession field. What are the positive aspects and the challenges in healthcare?

Aspects of healthcar: In health care, you are delivering advice, examining and questioning others with intentful
Listening and treating accordingly. The jobs offer a chance to help others and make a difference.
We now live In a digital world of record and diversity which with more regulations, can be a challenge, but still rewarding ...Read more

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How can e cig affect our health?

How can e cig affect our health?

Not completely known: It is likely that, when push comes to shove, ecigs will be 'safer' than smoking tobacco in any form, but that doesn't mean it is safe. You still get dependent on nicotine, it still may have effects on your heart, but likely fewer effects in terms of bronchitis/emphysema and cancer. However, the effects of the oils, flavors and additives are completely unknown at this point;many smoke with ecigs. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of e. coli?

What are the health effects of e. coli?

Depends: We all have e coli in our colon. It is present in tap water in small numbers. It can cause infection, like urinary infection if it gets outside the colon. A few toxic strains of e coli cause hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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How much better for your health are e-cigarettes?

How much better for your health are e-cigarettes?

Absolutely: Like nicotine patches and gum, electronic cigarettes are a safe way to take nicotine which is what makes tobacco products addictive. The dangers from smoking cigarettes are the result of burned organic material creating tars and carbon monoxide. Other than its addictive properties nicotine does not appear to be a big contributor to the long term health problems associated with smoking. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the health impacts of e-cigs?

What can you tell me about the health impacts of e-cigs?

Not much: It is likely safer than combusted cigarettes, but the safety is really unknown. The vehicle includes ethylene glycol, the safety of which when inhaled is unknown. In addition there are flavorings, colorings, additives and preservatives, and unknown ingredients, since they don't really have to report what is in them. They do produce lots of nicotine, some formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. ...Read more

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What are good things to travel internationally with (i.e. things that are important for health)?

What are good things to travel internationally with (i.e. things that are important for health)?

Travel international: Go to CDC and search for most recent update of where you will be traveling. Can also go to US State Department for safety issues. Bon Voyage ...Read more

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Are e cigarets the new way of smoking for the future? Being smokeless will they have less health risks?

Are e cigarets the new way of smoking for the future? Being smokeless will they have less health risks?

This is questionable: We do not know the health risks of the e cigarette at this point in time. ...Read more

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I'm 66, in good health, bought vit. For women 50+. Many ingred. Go way over the dv%; i.E. Selenium is 225mcg, 321% of dv. Is this harmful?

I'm 66, in good health, bought vit. For women 50+. Many ingred. Go way over the dv%; i.E. Selenium is 225mcg, 321% of dv. Is this harmful?

Follow label: As long as you bought the vitamins through a reputable place and you follow the directions, don't take more than recommended amount, you should be ok. ...Read more

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Health tips for me.

Health tips for me.

Health and stress: The well known--diet, exercise, and stress reduction. It is so important to learn how to manage our emotions, which are most related to stress, which cause us to eat poorly or get off our diet, which cause us to overlook our exercise, and which have been related to disease and illness. Lots of good ways to do this--relaxation exercises, mindfulness practices, lots! ...Read more

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I want to gain my health?

I want to gain my health?

Lifestyle: The only proven way to be healthy is through lifestyle change. Eat a whole balanced diet based heavily around vegetables/plants and exercise hard at least 3 days per week. Avoid smoking and heavy alcohol consumption. Get enough sleep. ...Read more

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What is population health?

What is population health?

Mass health assessme: Population health is generally an assessment of indices of overall health of a defined population group which could be a city, a region, a country, a particular ethnic groups or a sexual category. These numbers are used for determination of the effectiveness of public health measures, vaccination, and quality of health care. It is part of epidemiology. ...Read more

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Why is chips bad for health?

Why is chips bad for health?

Read the ingredients: Chips often contains mostly fats and salt and some carbohydrates...So, there isn't much in term of good nutritions in chips. Also, the problem is that most people eat too much of these unhealthy stuffs. Oz for oz, chips is the worse of the snacks in term of weight-gain.
Stay healthy, rorome.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is weed good for your health?

Is weed good for your health?

It can cause problem: Marijuana is a powerful mood altering drug. Here are some of the possible effects from marijuana use: euphoria, feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, panic or in some cases euphoria. If a high dose is taken it can lead to delusions, hallucinations or losing touch with reality. I suspect that you may be experiencing derealization (a mental state in which the world around you seems unreal, > ...Read more

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How music affects your health?

How music affects your health?

Depends: Music affects your mood and thoughts which can affect your health. Loud music also has a physical effect on your body, which can either harm or help you. For example, loud music played constantly can harm your hearing permanently. On the other hand, soft, restful music can help you sleep. Music therapy is now a recognized field of study, see http://www. Musictherapy. Org/. ...Read more

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Are mudbaths harmful to health?

Detoxification.: If you made yourself a mud bath using mud you found outdoors it could be filled with germs. Clay and mud baths are given at many spas for detoxification. My concern is that if it is done for too lengthy a period that detoxification could be too aggressive and the person could become dehydrated. ...Read more

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To consult regarding my health?

Health issues: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more